Hello, I became pregnant in March & was taken off ADHD/anxiety meds due to the risks to the baby. I started having severe panic attacks/concentration issues. Work placed on a 30 day performance improvement plan (PIP) or fired. Doc pulled me out of work for 6 wks & on twice a week therapy. My STD claim was denied (read entire claim file). It appears docs notes over 6 wks therapy (stating inability to sleep, not leaving house, not gaining weight in pregnancy & severe panic attacks) were ignored. They took the most recent doc stmt that I would try to return PT for rest of pregnancy and continue therapy as not severe and denied claim.
I returned to work PT in mid July & back on PIP. I was told I will be fired Mon as I’m not meeting expectations. Due to worsened symptoms, my psychiatrist is putting me a inpatient/partial hospitalization program tomorrow.
Q’s: Will starting a hospital program hurt my appeal (bc therapy didn’t work)?
Q’s: Would my hospitalization be considered a new STD claim? If yes, will I lose my ability to appeal the first claim by filing this one?
Q’s: to help appeal, can I legally submit emails from work stating I am not meeting expectations? I have one from HR denying my work accommodation request as the request would mean I can’t perform essential functions of the role.
Q’s: will getting a correcting statement from psychiatrist help my appeal?